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Anya Ostapczuk
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The Coordinate Plane
Before winter break I introduced the Coordinate Plane to my Algebra class.  Let's just say working with a number line was challenging enough for a few of my students but now we combined two number lines together to form a Coordinate Plane was pretty unheard...

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Candy Land
So about 2 maybe 3 years ago I was trying to come up with some new ways to keep my students engaged in math class on the days where...well frankly...they just need to practice.  We all have those days and honestly, they are the days that both my students an...

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Animal Cells
I've been teaching both Biology and Physical Science for the last 10 years aside from my Math Courses and since the interactive notebooks worked so well in math I thought it would be a good idea to move them into my science classes as well.  This was not as...

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Trigonometry Task Cards
Towards the end of this past school year, my Geometry students were working on Right Triangle Trig.  Trig is not an easy concept for them to grasp and I had to think of ways to help make it easier for them to understand the process.  Trig has always been a ...

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Domain and Range
In previous years I've always taught Domain and Range when I taught Graphing Functions/Equations ( see my previous post ) and it was enough for my students to grasp the concept.  However my Algebra 1 group last year, and again this year, needed so much more...

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Laws of Exponents
Every time I teach a unit on Polynomials (I know with my population of students) that I will need to start off going over the different Laws of Exponents.  In the past it always turned out to be a jumbled mess of notes that the students could never use or r...

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Assigned Seating Problems and Groupings
When it comes to seating arrangements in my classroom I'm a groups/pods/tables/etc. kind of teacher.  I try to instill in my students a sense of collaboration and team work.  I love when they work together to solve problems and enjoy seeing students helping...

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Geometry Curriculum Outline
Recently I have received a few emails and comments from teachers who are teaching Geometry for Special Education students for the first time this year and need some help! I figured this post would be a great one to write since the beginning of the year is s...

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Standards Based Grading
Just a WARNING , this is going to be a long post... So I started doing Standards Based Grading (SBG) at the beginning of last school year.  At this point I have 1.5 years under my belt and I still keep making changes.  The one thing that hasn't changed is m...

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Liebster Nomination #2
I'm happy to say this is the second time I've been nominated for a Liebster Award but this time it's by Samantha from Special Little Learners .  Now for the questions: Why and how long ago did you begin blogging? I've been blogging since August of 2012, and...
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